Being the Mother of Jesus. Caring for a promise
As Mothers we are invited to watch and participate in The Plan of God for our children
Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn; and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room or place for them in the inn.
MARY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARING FOR JESUS AS ANY MOTHER WOULD; CHANGING DIAPERS, FEEDING, BATHING, CUDDLING AND BEDTIME TOO.
Luke 2:33 And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marveling at what was said about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is appointed and destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against√?¬Ę??35 And a sword will pierce through your own soul also√?¬Ę??that the secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed
OUT OF ALL THE BABIES BROUGHT TO THE TEMPLE SIMEON RECOGNIZED JESUS! HIS RECOGNITION CAME WITH A HARD MESSAGE FOR MARY. √?¬Ę??YOUR SOUL WILL BE PIERCED√?¬Ę?√?¬Ě
Luke 2:47 And all who heard Him were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His intelligence and understanding and His replies.48 And when they [Joseph and Mary] saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Here Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You [distressed and tormented].49 And He said to them, How is it that you had to look for Me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me [a] to be in My Father√?¬Ę??s house and [occupied] about My Father√?¬Ę??s business?
THE FAMILY, JOSEPH, MARY AND JESUS TRAVELED BY CARAVAN. UPON LEAVING AND SOME DISTANCE AWAY, THEY NOTICED THAT JESUS WAS MISSING. HE WAS PROBABLY TOLD THAT IT WAS TIME TO GO. HIS PARENTS WOULD EXPECT NOTHING BUT OBEDIENCE. JESUS WAS INSTEAD DISPLAYING SUPERNATURAL WISDOM BY SPEAKING TO AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND DOCTORS AT THE TEMPLE.
UPON FINDING HIM (YOU KNOW HOW IT IS WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN MISSING √?¬Ę?? ANGER AND FEAR AND TEARS AND JOY√?¬Ę?√?¬¶) THEY SAID, √?¬Ę??WHY HAVE YOU TREATED US THIS WAY?!√?¬Ę?√?¬Ě AND THE ANSWER√?¬Ę?√?¬¶YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN√?¬Ę?√?¬¶
Luke 2:51(AMP) And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was [habitually] obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart.
FOLLOWING THE LOST AND FOUND INCIDENT WE SEE A BEAUTIFUL THING. JESUS NEVER AGAIN √?¬Ę??DISOBEYED√?¬Ę?√?¬Ě. HE WAS (NOT BECAME) HABITUALLY, ALWAYS OBEDIENT TO THEM BOTH!
Luke 8:19 Then Jesus√?¬Ę?? mother and His brothers came along toward Him, but they could not get to Him because of the crowd. 20 And it was told Him, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to have an interview with You. 21 But He answered them, My mother and My brothers are those who listen to the Word of God and do it!
AS A GROWN MAN JESUS WAS MINISTERING WHEN MARY AND JESUS√?¬Ę?? BROTHERS (YES, MARY AND JOSEPH HAD OTHER CHILDREN) STOOD OUTSIDE DEMANDING THAT JESUS COME OUT AND SPEAK WITH THEM. NO SPECIAL PRIVILEDGES HERE√?¬Ę?√?¬¶ MARY HAD TO TURN AND LEAVE√?¬Ę?√?¬¶
John 19:(AMP) 25 But by the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother√?¬Ę??s sister, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 So Jesus, seeing His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, said to His mother, Dear] woman, See, [here is] your son! 27 Then He said to the disciple, See, [here is] your mother! And from that hour, the disciple took her into his own [keeping, own home].
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DESCRIPTION OF JESUS√?¬Ę?? LOVE FOR HIS MOTHER. WHILE ON THE CROSS, JESUS CONSIDERED THE PAIN THAT WOULD PIERCE HIS MOTHER√?¬Ę??S SOUL (PROPHECY). SHE WOULD MISS HIM SO! JESUS SAID DEAR WOMAN, HERE IS YOUR SON (JOHN) AND JOHN, HERE IS YOUR MOTHER.
Luke 24:(AMP) 9 And having returned from the tomb, they reported all these things [taken together] to the eleven apostles and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who reported these things to the apostles.
IN THE END NO ONE HAD THE COMPLETE PICTURE OF WHO JESUS IS LIKE HIS MOM! REMEMBER YOUR CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD GIVEN TO YOU TO NUTURE AND LAUNCH INTO THEIR DESTINY.